In this episode, we check out how wild turkeys and coyotes are making themselves right at home in and around Pittsburgh and explore why the city’s march toward cleaner air has been such a slog.
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Stories in this episode
- You Have These ’70s Activists to Thank for Pittsburgh’s Cleaner Air - In the 1960s, Pittsburgh's horrible air earned it the nickname ‘Hell with the lid off.' But a group of housewives, doctors and engineers with a knack for guerrilla marketing helped clear the air.
- On Patrol in Pittsburgh’s Urban Wilds - With development encroaching on wild areas around Pittsburgh, encounters between wildlife and humans are becoming more common. It's Doug Bergman's job to keep the peace.
- Why Can’t Pittsburgh Get Its Act Together on Air Quality? - Even with big improvements to air quality over the past few decades, it's hard to describe Pittsburgh's march toward cleaner air as anything but a slog. So what's taking so long?
- How the Politics of Fracking is Shaping the 2016 Election - Though a majority of Americans now oppose fracking, all three anti-fracking candidates in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary recently went down to defeat. So what gives?
- Here’s a Home Air Quality Monitor You Can Check Out at the Library - Yet another reason to visit your local library: You can now check out this cool $200 gizmo that will tell you how good (or bad) the air is in your home.